David and Fatima: An Israeli - Palestinian Love Story
Only crazy people change the world.
This is a drama film about a Palestinian woman and Israeli man from Jerusalem who fall in love. The film is a retelling of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
Based on the old Shakespearian tale of forbidden love, David and Fatima, both written and directed by Alain, is his first outing since moving to LA and leaving behind the Canadian movie making bureaucracy a bit more than a year ago. Though we have not seen the film, judging from the strong trailer and accompanying site with all manner of great stills, this tale is rather close to Alain personally.
Hereâs the short synopsis: âJerusalem: A city of contrasts and conflicts where Arabs, Jews, Christians and Muslims all mix but never mingle. This is where David, a young Israeli Jew and Fatima, a beautiful Palestinian girl, meet and fall in love. But in a volatile land that is steeped in tradition and soaked in blood, their love is forbidden.â
Rising stars Cameron Van Hoy and Danielle Pollack play the title roles and give outstanding performances. Also in the cast is Academy Award winner Martin Landau, with a special appearance by Hollywood legend Tony Curtis.(By woolf lapin on June 25th, 2008)
Cast: stars Cameron Van Hoy, Danielle Pollack, Merik Tadros, Tony Curtis, Martin Landau.